Monday, September 10, 2007

The Hard-Hearted Life from Mark 10:1-12

Lord,
Many people came to You
With questions…real life
Questions that had buried
their hearts…and so
they bared their hearts
to You.
Some hard men came one day
Looking
to trip You up.
They asked a question
designed
to decrease Your following
to show You up
for the un-learned
bumpkin
they thought you to be.
“Is it lawful
to divorce Your wife?”

Your response to their,
“Moses was cool
with it.”
was to begin talking
about the core of marriage…
the heart.
You reminded them
that YaHWeH
invented marriage…
performed the first wedding…
and
saw marriage
as a kind of heart-thermometer
that shows
how soft…or
how hard our hearts
are.

As we sinned in Adam…then
in our own lives,
YaWeH had marriage
ready
as the great human heart
lab & surgery room
where healing…or
hardening would occur.

For…
In the way we
Have fallen from grace...and
have continued
to hide from it…
we need a place
to be both
healed…and
revealed.

Marriage
Is YAHWeH’s shortcut to both.
If a woman…a man…
is willing…
YaHWeH will bring them
together
to test their heart
material…stretching it
to the limit
so it can return
softer…stronger…bigger.

Fear fights YaHWeH
Everyday for the mastery of
Our hearts…our marriages.

And on that long ago day,
You
Taught some hard men
A lesson
they chose
to ignore.

As Your guys listening in…
We were confused
Until later…
Fearing marriage as a thing
too difficult
to be attempted…especially
When You told us
That re-marrying was to add
The act of adultery
against our first bride
to our list of issues…then
we were frightened even more.

Only later…
Did we come to the place
Where
We heard Your deep concern
For our hearts…and
then we began
to understand
ourselves…and
You a bit better.

We were not made
For alone-ness…
We were made for
one another…
who we can see…and
most of all
for You…for YaHWeH…
Who had remained
invisible
for so long.

Come to us, Great King…
Wonderful Friend
Awesome Lord
Mighty Warrior
Gentle Lover
Strong Husband of
our souls…
come.

1 comment:

Norina said...

Keep up the good work.